Tobias Klein


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • City University Hong Kong and School of Creative Media

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  • ISEA2019

    Tobias Klein works in the fields of architecture, art, design and interactive media installation. Trained as an Architect, his work generates a syncretism of contemporary CAD/CAM technologies with the site and culturally specific design narratives, intuitive non-linear design processes, and historical cultural references. His works are exhibited internationally at the London Science Museum, the V&A, the Venice Architectural Biennale, the Science Gallery (Melbourne), the container (Tokyo), the Bellevue Arts Museum, Museum of Moscow and Vancouver and in the permanent collection of China’s first 3D Print Museum in Shanghai, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma (USA) and the Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu). He lectures and publishes internationally, recently winning SIGGRAPH 2018’s Best Art Paper Award for his research on the translation from traditional to digital Craftsmanship using 3D printing and glass making. He lives with his family in Hong Kong and works as an assistant professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

    ISEA2016

    Tobias Klein works in the fields of Architecture, Art, Design and interactive Media Installation. His body of work generates a syncretism of contemporary CAD/CAM technologies with site and culturally specific design narratives, intuitive non-linear design processes, and historical cultural references. Works are crossing disciplines from sculpture, media art, installations and architecture ranging from crowd-sourced phenomena such as the work ‘virtual sunset’, the artificial environmental reactive growth of crystals in 3D printed substrates and his work on the translation of craftsmanship in the digital context through re-articulation of cultural archetypical objects within digital embodied environments generated by the use of medical datasets from Magnetic Resonance Imaging. All bear testament to the role of architecture today as more than designer, but cultural agitator and the creator-craftsman between automatic mechanization and poetic creation

    ISEA2015

    Tobias Klein works with a variety of media including reactive crystals growing in 3D printed substrates. Originally trained as an architect, his practice blends CAD/CAM technologies with site specific design narratives and intuitive non-linear design processes. His works have been shown in the V&A and the Science Museum, London and were part of festivals such as Microwave in Hong Kong. He works at the City University’s School of Creative Media in Hong Kong.


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  • Hong Kong

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